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Section III. TANK STRAPPING AND CALIBRATION
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c.  Depth or Tank Height Measurement.  Depth
d. Circumference. Circumference is the circular
measurements are usually taken on the outside of the
distance around the outside of the tank.
10-9. Measurement Techniques
tank and then compared to measurements taken inside
the tank through the gage hatch in order to determine if
a. General.
Tank  strapping  encompasses
cement or other material has been placed on the tank
measuring the depth, circumference, thickness of tank
bottom. If cement is present on the bottom, measure
walls, deadwood, and pipe connections.
and record the depth at three places as illustrated in
b. Deadwood Measurement. Measure and record
figure 10-4. Using the three measurements, compute
deadwood length, breadth, and thickness in order to
the average depth of the tank. Average depth should be
compute the volume of fluid that will be displaced by
recorded in feet, tenths, and hundredths.
any object within the tank shell after it is filled and to
compute the added volume outside the shell due to
Figure 10-4. Tank measuring technique
d. Circumference Measurements. Circumference
shown in figure 10-4. Since these tanks normally have
measurements are taken on each ring at points located
8 foot rings. measurements would be taken at 2, 6, 10,
by measuring down from the top and up from the bottom
14.  18 and 22 feet above the tank bottom.  If bolts
of each ring 1/4 the height of the ring as
prevent the close contact of the tape with the
10-6

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